The 10 Best Robin Williams References in Rap


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The world tragically lost one of its favorite actors and comedians yesterday, a void that can never be filled. With classic films like Good Will Hunting, Patch Adams, Dead Poets Society, Mrs. Doubtfire and many others, we will never forget Robin Williams. To keep the memory alive we have compiled a list with ten of the best moments were rappers paid homage and reference to the comedy legend that is Robin Williams.

Also, let us not forget that Robin Williams showed us his own ability to get on the mic in the animated film Ferngully, rapping as his character Batty Koda.

 Rick Ross ft. Dr. Dre and Jay-Z – ‘3 Kings’

“Screamin’ carpe diem until I’m a dead poet. Robin Williams shit, I deserve a golden globe bitch!” – Jay-Z

Here, Hov references Robin Williams’ filmed ‘Dead Poetys Society’ where Williams an played English teacher who wanted his students to shout carpe diem (well before YOLO was trendy). Although Robin Williams was nominated for the best performance Golden Globe for ‘Dead Poet’s Society’, he did not win. Fortunately for Williams he later won multiple Golden Globers over the span of his career.

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